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University Museum of Natural History

Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
44-1865-272950
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Ranked #4 of 100 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been... more » Owner description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been collected over the last three centuries. « less
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Saint Sauveur, Qc, Canada
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Connected to the Pitt Rivers Museum by an inner corridor, this museum has the Dodo bird among other amazing and rare finds. Whether your interest lies in dinosaurs or minerals there is something for everyone to see here.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This is a must, its a fab , fantastic museum, lots of things for all ages, great displays, fab building, allow atleast 3 to 4 hours, there is a coffee shop and toliets on site, We had a brilliant day, great for young school age children,

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

A Highly recommended Museum,it is a fabulous building,bigger than expected,filled with a lot of historical objects,dinosaurs,fossils,historical tools,indian & Japanese clothing and tools,and more of before our time creatures,mammals,and findings,it is amazing. Free entry,although parking was difficult to find due to road closures,as a local street fair preparations were in place,we parked on a street,2 hours limit,all parking in Oxford is... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

This museum is extremely interesting and a definite must when you are in Oxford! The staff are very helpful and happy to give advice and information about the exhibits. This museum is very well laid out and has a very inviting atmosphere. Great for children and adults alike!

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London, United Kingdom
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171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The museum has lots of skeletons (including lots of dinosaurs) as well as stuffed animals and fossils. Loads of information panels - but because the museum is fairly small, it's easy to take in and then move on!!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

FREE admittance to the Museum GORGEOUS BUILDING that houses the collection HIGHLIGHT FOR ME They had a special exhibit on Photography - excellent display of nature from photographers around the world RECOMMEND Check in advance the special exhibits they are displaying because it makes the day even more enjoyable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very pleasant afternoon browsing. The coffee shop is a great addition and having the option of taking the food away to eat on the lawn is great. Not only are the exhibits very interesting the architecture is fascinating. The stone carving is especially worth a second glance.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

airy and pleasant museum, wonderful examples of dinosaurs so great for the kids of all ages! quite interactive, staff helpful and informative. o entrance fee but any donation gratefully accepted. Cafe and toilets on site.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The University Natural History Museum is all one could hope for, with everything from dinosaurs and the dodo, to wonderful rocks and minerals; all set in a neo-Gothic pseudo-Cathedral (to science) that is worth visiting in its own right.

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Cornwall
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The photos were spread out on both sides of the ground floor and some in the 1st floor café (didn't work as you couldn't really peer over diners to view them). The information about each picture was very low so you had to keep bending down to read them - OK for small people! and kids. Place was full of... More

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